Breath, Measure, and Line*

$65.00 Members
$75.00 Non-members

In this seminar, we'll work through divergent approaches to lineation in contemporary verse. We'll look at how Eileen Myles and Tyehimba Jess cut their lines, we'll surrender to the measure in Alice Notley's The Descent of Alette, John Ashbery's Flow Chart, and Frank Stanford's The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You, and explore how the rhythmic and imagistic cascades of Dylan Thomas and Tongo Eisen-Martin create, interact with, and also destroy poetic structure. Actually, all of these poets destroy structure. But it's their unusual interaction with structure that gives these poems their "very large charge," to deform a line from Sylvia Plath. 

*This class is a large seminar (for up to 30 people).

Instructor: Ariana Reines Learn More


Jun 18, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm